Archive for September, 2018

Roof Deck for Algonquin Club Denied by the BBAC

September 20, 2018
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Members of the Back Bay community filled the Boston Planning and Development Agency Board Room at City Hall on Sept. 12 to hear architect Guy Grassi present his 45-minute proposal for the restoration of the Algonquin Club. For over 130 years, the building at 217 Commonwealth Ave.has served as a private social club and...
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Liberty Compassionates Seeking Albany Street Location

September 20, 2018
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The Liberty Compassionates medical marijuana company presented its plans for a dispensary at 591 Albany St. on Tuesday afternoon to the South End Forum’s Opiate Working Group – one of three marijuana proposals now being discussed in the central South End area and one that is very close to the Mass/Cass opiate epidemic epicenter....
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20 Condos Proposed for Old Church

September 20, 2018
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At Monday’s Bay Village Planning/Licensing Committee meeting, representatives from New Boston Ventures and Finegold Alexander Architects presented a very preliminary proposal for turning the church at 19 Isabella St. into condominiums. Harry Collings of New Boston Ventures told the Bay Village community that this was strictly an informational session to let them know where...
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City, Northeastern Unveil Multi-Million Dollar Park Renovation in South End

September 20, 2018
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On a beautiful Friday afternoon on the edge of autumn, the historic old William E. Carter Playground was introduced to the new millennium in a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun. Hundreds gathered along Columbus Avenue in the midst of Northeastern’s campus to hear the dignitaries,...
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BBAC Discusses Replacement Trees in the Back Bay

September 20, 2018
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Trees are often a topic of discussion at Back Bay Architectural Commission hearings, and the one on Sept. 12 was no exception. Elizabeth Marcus from 82 Marlborough St. proposed to remove the dead magnolia tree that she planted 30 years ago. She does not want to plant another tree there, as “this one did...
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Mayor Walsh, City Announce They Will Pursue Litigation for Opioid Epidemic

September 20, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh isn’t too concerned if Big Pharma wants to be his friend. In fact, he said, they probably aren’t going to like him much in the coming months as the City pursues litigation against them for the opioid epidemic, but in words that spared no love-loss for the makers of opioid pills,...
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Design Team Unveils Updated Plans for ‘Compact-Rental’ Building at 72 Burbank St

September 20, 2018
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The design team proposing to construct a six-story, “compact-rental” building on a vacant lot at 72 Burbank St. unveiled their updated plans for the project during a public meeting Monday night at 100 Norway St. sponsored by the Boston Planning and Development Agency. Cambridge-based Forest Properties Management, Inc. intends to construct a 20,605 square-foot...
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Hello ‘The Smith,’ Goodbye Harrison-Albany: Groundbreaking and Rebranding on East Canton Street

September 20, 2018
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Unveiling their new name, The Smith – formerly the Harrison-Albany project by Leggat McCall – officially broke ground in an exciting ceremony shortened by torrential rains on Tuesday morning. The entire-block project will include approximately 650 units of housing with 65 of those units on site, as well as 75,000 square feet of office,...
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Police Briefs 09-20-2018

September 20, 2018
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D-4 Police News Everything goes On Monday, Sept. 10, at 5:15 p.m., a victim entered the District 4 station and reported that he was the victim of a robbery outside Sonsie at 327 Newbury St. Between midnight and 1 a.m., the victim said two unknown suspects approached him at that location and demanded all...
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A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...
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